Golfam Taleban Golfam Taleban

i've never been able to
intermediate level

Description

in this lesson students will learn about to be able to and how they can use it

Materials

Abc photocopies from the student book
Abc visual aids

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of "to be able to" in the context of failure and success

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide reading a text for detail and to practice speaking

Procedure

lead in (3-4 minutes) • to set the context and make students interested in the grammar

1. focus students on the board and the question "can you .....?" "yes i can ......." "no i can't ........." 2.model and drill the question 3. in pairs students will ask/answer this question 4. feedback: students will tell class what they found out about their partner 5. feedback: error correction

pre teach vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • to introduce some of the new vocabulary that they will see in the reading

1. set the context 2. elicit the meaning 3. do the CCQs 4. do pronunciation 5. do form ( part of a speech, stress, spelling )

reading task (5-7 minutes) • to introduce students to the new grammar

1. have them read the text on page 34 and 35 of the SB very quickly 2. in pairs have them read the text again and fill the empty spaces with the phrases in pard "d" of page 34 of the SB 3. feedback: students compare their answers 4. feedback: error correction " was she able to scuba dive?" " is he able to do salsa now?" "will he ever be able to speak japanese?"

language focus (7-10 minutes) • to introduce and teach them "to be able to"

1. focus students on yourself, model and drill " i am able to scuba dive."THEN 2. write it on the board 3. CCQs ( can i scuba dive?) ( is it past, present or future?) ( is it positive or negative?) 4. " how can i write the formula?" do form 5. elicit the negative form, model and drill " i am not able to scuba dive." THEN 6. write it on the board 7. CCQs the same 8. Form for the negative sentence 9. " how can i ask a yes or no question about this ?" 10. model and drill "are you able to scuba dive?" THEN 11. write it on the board 12. Form the question sentence

language focus 2 (7-10 minutes) • to introduce students to the past and future tense of to be able to

1. focus students on the pictures on the board 2. in pairs have them discuss what they were and were not able to do in the past AND what they will and won't be able to do in the future 3. have students tell the class what they found out about their partners 4. choose one positive and one negative sentence, model and drill it, THEN 5. write them on the board together 6. elicit their meanings 7. Form the formula 8. "how can i ask yes or no question?"write the formula

freer practice (5-7 minutes) • to provide students with the opportunity to practice what they learned

1. focus students on the board "to be able to" 2. elicit what else can be use instead of the "be" 3. in pairs have the students talk about their brothers and sisters; " what are/are not they able to do?" "what were/ weren't they able to do?" "what will/won't they be able to do?" "what they have never been able to do?" 4. feedback: students will tell class what interesting thing they found out about their partners siblings 5.feedback: error correction

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